For the talent show my dad did a skit where he wore overalls. Russ decided he wanted to try them out. So that was awesome. I also love this rock Ashley painted as in the momento from our Taylor Ranch Huston family reunion 2014.
She got so excited when he put her on his shoulders.
Russ took William and Gracie fishing and Mark and Eric and I took Sam and Joe on a hike. I was a little bit nervous not knowing how they would react and figuring Joseph would probably want to be carried up the mountain but I was pleasantly surprised that these boys were tough little hikers. They both fell and scraped their knees but just got up and brushed it off. They didn't whine or complain except for the time that Joseph said, "I wish the sun wasn't real". Many times I wish the same thing except I just wish it was covered by a cloud.
That's Taylor Ranch down there in the background. Look at how high they hiked. Also check out Joseph's awesome pose.
It was really fun to hike with these boys and it made me excited to hike with them as they get older on different mountains. I don't like running but I do like hiking.
Joe was ready to head back down the mountain before Sam was so Sam and Mark hiked up a little bit higher to the very top of the mountain.
Joe and I just sat back and admired his rock he found that is a perfect sphere.
When we got back I got to sit out with this little chub while the clouds sprinkled some rain on us.
I couldn't get enough of all my beautiful views.
Joseph was so worn out that if he sat still long enough he would fall asleep.
And she was pretty happy that she got to take a bath in the sink.
The swings and that back porch got lots and lots of use in the few days we were there.
Russ found the coolest beetle, and hugest I must say. The next morning he got up early to go fishing by himself. He had some pretty nice views.
When he got back Lou was delighted to see him and to drive the car back into the driveway. She loves standing up to the steering wheel so much.
We had already started packing up and cleaning up the cabin so when Russ got back I had him take all the kids for a hike again so that way we could clean up without the kids continuing to make a mess.
These are some pictures he took.
After everything was cleaned up and packed up we headed out of Pinedale but not without stopping at the covered bridge first to take a family picture. I have never seen a covered bridge in real life before.
We headed to Showlow to have lunch at the Mexican restaurant Lachanos that my uncle Danny works for. The kids loved it because they had a fish tank with the blowfish even.
Then it was time to head home it was rainy in Showlow when we left. And it was raining in the valley when we got home. It was such a blessing to not have to come home to stifling heat after a wonderful week up in the beautiful mountains of Arizona.
I hope we get a chance to go up again next year.